Lotus Bay, in Profile: Liverpool’s New Stars

Lotus Bay, in Profile: Liverpool’s New Stars

With the debut EP on the way, and having won the first round of the SPH band contest, Lotus Bay are primed for a promising future. Smooth vocals, Floyd-esque guitar, and an original approach to songwriting, this relatively new Northern band make it to the forefront of Urbanista’s radar.   SPH describe them as ‘ready […]

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 Interview with The Wailers as they start world tour

Interview with The Wailers as they start world tour

The terms ‘iconic’ and ‘legendary’ are too easily used in this day and age. They are exclusive terms that should be applied sparingly and bestowed upon those who have elevated the collective consciousness. Bob Marley & The Wailers created music that has left an indelible mark on popular culture and whose message continues to resonate […]

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 REVIEW: God On My Right’s Debut EP

REVIEW: God On My Right’s Debut EP

Due for release any day now, the debut EP ‘Swallow’ from God On My Right is a sonic wonder, banging together a variety of industrial sounds. There are throwbacks to the eighties (think New Order) hints of nineties rave (think Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy) over which lives a mixture of dreamy-pop and urban, spoken […]

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 Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

Astles Full Of Wonder EP Review

In the 2016 Urbanista review of Astle’s Live At The Nordic EP Urbanista stated that if the Southport songwriter could take the vulnerability of his live recordings into a studio production, then it would be something special. Safe to say, we were right. The Full of Wonder EP is exactly what it says on the […]

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 The Boomtown Fair – Behind The Mask

The Boomtown Fair – Behind The Mask

Thursday afternoon. Phone buzzes. Urbanista.  “Two press passes to Boomtown tomorrow, can you cover it?”. The answer, of course, a resounding YES. Within a couple of hours and a few phonecalls, we were packed and ready for the rolling hills of the Matterley Estate. Turned for four days into the UK’s craziest city, the Winchester […]

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 Dig Vinyl – Independent Record Store – Review

Dig Vinyl – Independent Record Store – Review

Words: Kate McCann With my pocket money pressed into my hot little hand, I’d often skip down to the likes of Our Price, HMV or Woolies as a girl to buy a record of one of my favourites. Streaming and downloading just doesn’t cut it for me, far more satisfying to actually hold something. I […]

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 Beat Herder, yo.

Beat Herder, yo.

Friday 14th, The Ribble Valley; our first time visiting Beat Herder. After a short trip from our hometown Winsford to Lancashire we arrived to see the party was already in full swing and we were faced with the challenge of setting up camp; a challenge we epically failed. Liam’s tent lacked an all-important rain cover, […]

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